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Last updated: 18 Sep 2020 9:27am

All new and returning students of City, University of London are required to register for their course each year.

Registration for new students

Registration is the official process to enrol as a student on your chosen course, and consists of two stages (both of which must be completed):

Stage One: Online Registration

All new and returning students of City, University of London are required to register online. Once you have an unconditional offer of a place on a course and the admissions staff for your course have received and logged your firm acceptance of that offer, you will be sent an email with a unique link to your registration homepage from where you can start the process of registering as a student.

During the online part of registration, you will be asked to:

  • Confirm your personal details, such as name and date of birth
  • Confirm your course details
  • Update your contact details
  • Accept to abide by City's Ordinances and Regulations
  • Pay your tuition fees

You will also need activate your IT account which will then allow you access to all of City's online services including the library, Moodle and your City email.

Activate you IT account and set up your login credentials.

After you have completed the online part of registration you will then be required to upload your documents (passport, visa, etc.) in order for us to verify your nationality and identity, and also ensure that you are eligible to study in the UK by reviewing any visas you may have.

Please note: You will not be able to register online for your course until you have received an email from the Registration team inviting you to do so.

You must complete online registration before we can verify your identity and complete your registration.

Stage Two: Verification of Your Identity, Eligibility to Study, and Joining Your Course at City

Once you have completed online registration you will need to upload your passport and/or visa so we can verify your identity and nationality before you can become a fully registered student of City, University of London.

What do you need to provide?

  • Registration confirmation - once you have completed online registration, you will receive an email confirming this. Within this email will be a secure personalised link which will take you to City’s e:Vision portal where you will be able to upload your documents.
  • A high-quality electronic copy of an original document to confirm your identity – this should be either your passport or European Union Identity Card. If you do not have either of these documents, or they expired more than three months ago, please see this list of other acceptable documents.
  • A high-quality electronic copy of your visa and/or Biometric Residence Card or letter from Home Office confirming your visa application* if you are a Non-EEA national.

*If your visa application is pending with the Home Office, please provide evidence that you have submitted an immigration application, such as a Home Office confirmation letter, evidence of any previous immigration permission and any other important information to confirm your eligibility to study in the UK. Please note that we do not accept solicitors’ letters on their own.

What do you need to upload / what happens next?

You will be required to upload a copy of your passport (photo page only) or European Union Identity Card (front and back). If you are a Non-EEA student and require a Tier 4 or other visa, you will also be required to upload a copy of your passport (photo page only) and visa (vignette and/or Biometric Residence Permit, front and back).

After uploading your documents, we will check your registration and confirm your identity, nationality and your eligibility to study in the UK for the duration of your course.

Once we have confirmed your identity we will issue you with a formal confirmation of registration at City to your stated contact email address.

What happens if you do not complete registration?

If you do not complete both stages of registration - both online and the ID verification - within 3 weeks of the start of the course, your IT access will be withdrawn and you may be de-registered from City. If you think you may be late completing registration and need more time, please contact the Course Officer for your course within your School or Department.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email the Registration team.

Only completing both stages of the above process confirms your membership with City.

Students who do not complete both stages and finalise their registration are deemed not to be students and are not permitted to start or continue their course, so please ensure that you meet all your registration obligations:

  • Stage One: online registration
  • Stage Two: verification of your identity, eligibility to study, and joining your course at City

ID Cards for new and returning students

If you are coming onto campus during the first term, please book a time slot to collect your new card. Current students will need to swap your current card for a new card. Please note that you are required to wear a face covering when attending to swap your card, unless you are exempt. If you won’t be on campus during the first term, don’t worry, you will be able to swap your card later in the year. We’ll provide more information on where to swap it nearer the time. Further details are available on the Student Hub.

Re-registration for returning students

All returning students of City, University of London are required to re-register (online) each academic year. As you pass from one academic stage to the next, you will be invited to register again for the subsequent stage of your course. You’ll receive an email telling you when you are required to register, but you will also see your registration status on your e:Vision homepage and can register as soon as you see the status change to ‘incomplete’.

What happens if I don’t complete re-registration?

If you do not re-register within three weeks of the start of the course, your IT access will be withdrawn and you may be de-registered from City. If you think you may be late completing re-registration and need more time, please. contact the Course Officer for your course within your School or Department.

Transferring from another institution?

If you are a student transferring from another institution please email us so we can update your details on the Student Loans Company portal for loans, grants and allowances.